Lincoln Lake

HARD 6 reviews
#55 of 119 trails in

Lincoln Lake is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,392 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

no dogs

1 month ago

6/20/2018 This trial taught me the importance of always double checking with the ranger station on trail status. We hiked the brutal uphill and got about 4.5 miles in when we found a posting stating the remainder of the trail was closed due to high bear activity. Always check! The beginning of the trail was brutal for about the first 2-2.5 miles. HIGHLY suggest you have hiking poles. Some of the trail is overgrown, but it is pretty easy to spot the trail for the most part. After about 2 miles you hit a burnt forest, so make sure you bring sunscreen and a hat. The trail is pretty isolated so you will definitely want to bring your bear spray along. I hope I can get back one day and finish the hike, of course checking with the rangers this time!

1 month ago

Harder hike for sure. Some of the trail is over grown but has berries to eat along the way. Take the bear spray on this one. The lake and waterfall are beautiful. Worth the hike.

2 months ago

Great trail except for the first 2 miles or so. You start off straight up the mountain, after that not too bad.

backpacking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Strenuous hike, I would highly recommend. Pretty low traffic when I went in August 2015. The waterfall and lake are beautiful.

hiking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

It is really a tough hike, 9.2 miles each way according to my gps. Beautiful waterfall at the head of the lake. I would recommend it if you are in shape.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016